Welcome to IDIDTHAT’s monthly series where we shine a spotlight on the women in the South African production industry. SHE DID THAT makes it even easier to find local female filmmakers. Our hope is that this will become a talent showcase and a useful resource to access and discover the right people for your projects. Although we will only be featuring women and non-binary people, the goal is that it will encourage the inclusion of more underrepresented filmmakers across all production work created by South Africans.
Director at Ola! Films
Amy’s vast experience, from epic choreographed dance spots, to comedy performance and an inadvertent focus on kids and babies, has taken her across the world and has contributed immensely to the diverse scope of work created by Ola to date. She is sought-after globally.
Wandile identifies herself as a Queer Intersectional Director. She describes intersectionality as a space of respect you can create… for the ideas, religious beliefs, experiences and expressions of the individual standing in front of you. She has a visually sensitive eye and is passionate about creating thought-provoking and exquisite work.
Zee is a talented director with a strong working side hustle in contemporary art. Zee specialises in visual filmmaking and multimedia. Her native ability is evident by her social following on INSTA where she inspires her large following. Strong with people, life, fashion and colour.
More resources to discover and access underrepresented filmmakers for your next shoot:
Free the Work South Africa. A global initiative that asks agencies to brief at least 1 woman on every 3-way commercial bid. Girslfinfilm. A platform to grow and network filmmakers. She Says Cape Town. SheSays is the only global network for women in advertising and other creative industries.
If you know of other platforms that can help our industry grow and be more representative of an inclusive diverse society, hit us up and email email@example.com